Abusive drinking after liver transplantation is associated with allograft loss and advanced allograft fibrosis.

@article{Rice2013AbusiveDA,
  title={Abusive drinking after liver transplantation is associated with allograft loss and advanced allograft fibrosis.},
  author={John P. Rice and Jens Eickhoff and Rashmi M. Agni and Aiman Ghufran and Rinjal D Brahmbhatt and Michael R Lucey},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1377-86}
}
In patients who undergo liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease (ALD), alcohol relapse is common. A return to abusive or excessive drinking likely decreases overall survival; however, the effects of alcohol use on allograft outcomes and histopathology are less well defined. We reviewed all cases of liver transplantation with ALD as an indication between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2007. Allograft outcomes and histopathological results were compared for patients who relapsed into… CONTINUE READING

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